Foundation / Corporation
Worldwide Cancer Research
05/03/19 5:00 PM British Local Time
Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers at nonprofit research institutions for innovative, novel, and potentially transformative research related to the biology of cancer. Funding is intended to support basic or translational research into the diagnosis, causes, mechanisms, treatment, or prevention of cancer. Funding decisions are made on the basis of scientific quality, innovation and the belief that the researchers can deliver on their ambitious proposals.
The goal of the program is to support research that seeks to answer the difficult questions in cancer biology. Funding is available for innovative and truly novel ideas that have the potential to revolutionize the understanding of cancer and how to beat it. The Fund does not prioritize any field of research within this; they welcome research that draws on epidemiological, behavioral and clinical data to provide a starting point for a new avenue of research. Multidisciplinary or discipline-hopping projects are encouraged where this helps stimulate innovation.
The research described in the application should be a discrete, hypothesis-driven project, achievable within the duration of the support requested. Do not describe a large program of work - for example the work of your entire laboratory - and then request a contribution towards it - for example funding one member of the laboratory or part of the consumable costs. Basic studies into fundamental cellular processes, mechanisms and molecules are within remit if it is clear that the aim of the research is to improve the understanding of cancer biology. If a project is to study the normal functioning of cellular processes, mechanisms or molecules - or to study very basic models such as yeast - evidence supporting the relevance to cancer biology must be laid out.
The Fund is looking for:
- Innovation and Creativity
- Focus and Novelty
- Transformative and Long Term
- Scientific Quality
For details on these criteria, see: https://www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Worldwide-Cancer-Research-Grant-Application-Handbook-April-2019.pdf#page=3
Grants cover the direct costs of the project including research consumables and reagents, the salaries of research staff working directly on the project, travel to conferences or to visit collaborators, and any essential services or small pieces of specialist or unusual equipment. For additional information about allowable expenses, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 159227
The maximum budget allowed is £250,000, but it should be noted that most of the three-year grants awarded have a budget below £200,000.
Project grants are awarded from 12 to 36 months in length. Successful applications submitted to the April 2019 grant round will be offered a grant that can start from 1 February 2020.
The Fund may allow the start date to be deferred by up to 3 months providing prior approval has been sought. Delays in excess of 6 months will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dr. Helen Rippon, Chief Executive
Worldwide Cancer Research
Madras House, St Andrews
Fife, Scotland, KY16 9EH
Phone: 0300 777 7910
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